Sorry I forgot. Apple and GM teamed up to bring onstar(r) to the iPod 4th gen. Satellite tracking, operator service and remote control of your ipod from anywhere in the world, all with the little blue button of onstar (not pictured because its located on the left side.
Just a dumb question from a newbie .. is it technically feasible to take a LCD from a video camera and put it in the ipod to add color to it or is it just a pipe dream? What are the differences between the two kinds of screens?
Not to interrupt the dreaming but to answer the original question. Gernerally the difference between a black and white and color LCD is the method that the pixel is given a color. For the black and white only a single number is needed to give a grayscale (assuming the screen is a newer one that supports grayscale. otherwise the pixel is just on or off). The color LCDs require a set of three numbers to determine the RGB color of the pixel. From a hardware standpoint they are both connected through a serial connection that should be compatible. The problem lies within the software not knowing how to talk to the color LCD. So basically I wont say that it is impossible but I am sure it would require massive software changes that I dont know how to do. Hope this helps answer your question.
I'd absolutely pay for that. And second place would be the functionality. The first place there is the look. It would turn heads everywhere. Actually, though, Apple is about turning heads and with the ipod they've managed to do that and offer something so totally cool. I can't wait to see what WWDC has in store.
To me, it doesn't have to be that fancy. It just needs to work. And the whole Airport extreme and airtunes idea is an example of just that. Unwiring the house is the wave of the future and you know it's not stopping with music.
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